Post # 1
I’m due in March and would like to exclusively use breast milk. However, I’ll be working and would like to have Darling Husband cover some of the night shifts so I’ll be pumping and using bottles.
Suggestions for breast pumps? I already know I want a double electric pump with a tote and cooler (my commute is almost a hour each way and mostly by bus).
I plan to pump for the first year so one that doesn’t lose too much suction would be good (I know they all lose some suction with time).
Post # 3
I am pumping and feeding my little girl breastmilk. I could not get her to latch on and it was getting a bit frustrating for both of us, plus i am like you going back to work in just a few weeks, so i figured i would get a routine going with pumping.
I got the medela instyle with the little back pack – it works really well for me.
Post # 4
@ginnyc: I used the Pump in Style when I went back to work. It worked great and I didn’t notice any change in suction after a year of use. I know many people who have used them for multiple children, so I think they are pretty durable. Medela has great customer service too.
There have been a lot of posts lately about pumping and supplies so I would definately look back at some of those as they have some great information in them:)
Post # 5
I’ve heard good things about the Pump in Style
Post # 6
I love my Pump In Style Advance (PISA) & I use it every day! My dd is almost 8 months & it still works great!! Also, have you looked into insurance covering all/part of your pump? They often will help. It is a pricy pump but well worth it in my opinion. Good luck & congratulations 🙂
Post # 7
I registered for the Medela Freestyle, and my parents are getting it for me for Christmas. (What a glamorous Christmas present, right?) It’s an expensive pump, but I know I will have to use it every day, and I also appreciate that it’s small for when I have to lug it around on airplanes when I travel for work. The Freestyle is more expensive than the Pump in Style (which is obviously a very popular choice), so I’m wondering if the extra cost will actually be worth it in the end…
Post # 8
As others have said, Medela PISA all the way. I have the tote bag version, got it for around $260 with a coupon from Target. Stick it on your registry and use the completion discount or check for sales/coupons. It empties me out in about 10 minutes. I pumped once a day for about 1.5 months before going back to build up a freezer stash, and now pump 2-3x a day at work and once at home.
Not that you asked, but…
Don’t forget the hands free bra! Or cut some slits in an old sports bra. You do NOT want to be stuck holding those things.
I personally like the Lanisoh freezer bags that freeze flat, but you may like the Medela ones that you can pump directly into (but they don’t freeze flat and take up more space).
Post # 9
I have the Medela Freestyle which I haven’t used yet because baby doesn’t seem to want to make his appearance into the world just yet… but it actually allows you to move around while you’re pumping so I’m quite excited to get to use it.
Post # 10
@skibobrown: and @mommytobee: So jealous of your Fresstyles, if money weren’t a factor I would have gone with that with my Dirty Delete.
Post # 11
I have the Ameda purely yours. I love it.
Post # 12
@ieatunicorns: I lucked out with it, bought it from someone who, it turns out she is completely unable to breastfeed or pump; but she had bought it and couldn’t return it even if it wasn’t used, because the box had been opened. Got a really good price on it.